May 1, 2013
The 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T's trunk is generously wide at the opening, but things get tight further back in the cargo area.
I found out just how narrow it gets at the wheel wells when I folded down the rear seats and tried to put a mountain bike in through the trunk.
March 29, 2013
Dirty shoes, sweaty shirts and leaky water bottles don't belong on the nice leather interior of a Cadillac. So after a hike to Skull Rock in the Pacific Palisades this weekend I put our stuff in the trunk. My camera bag (on the right) fit nicely in to the plastic bin on the floor of the trunk and there was more than enough room for everything else, but I didn't feel comfortable leaving it back there without some way to secure it.
February 6, 2013
It's easy pick on the ATS for a couple of its concessions to Europe, such as passenger-side fuel filler. It'd be easier if this weren't prevalent on so many GM cars. I get it, global company and all. Tuned the ATS on the Norburger and hope to sell a few there as well. Fine.
December 28, 2012
As if we had staged it, our 2013 Cadillac ATS drips dry in front of a Cadillac CTS. Funny thing is, the supposedly smaller ATS looks at least as large as the CTS parked behind it. In fact, overall length differs by 8.5 inches, but it's hard to see out in the real world. Do you think the new ATS is going to cannibalize the aging CTS sales?
Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor @ 2,534 miles
December 20, 2012
A trip to the airport yesterday seemed to be the perfect opportunity to test out the trunk in our new 2013 Cadillac ATS. It's a small car, so I was interested to see how useful it is when loaded with suitcases.
In short, it's not. As the second photo shows, I had to jam the second larger suitcase diagonally just to fit it in next to the expanded roller board. My briefcase (not pictured) fit in behind that and with a purse perhaps stuffed in the corner, we would've been full. So I suppose it fit, but this 10.2-cubic-foot space is more akin to what you'd find in a coupe rather than a sedan. In fact, most compact cars are far bigger.
I would note, however, that although the forward part of trunk is on the narrow side, the aft portion is quite wide. This should be good for golf clubs, which is something the CTS struggles with.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 2,604 miles